Position: Economic Analysts
Closing Date: 01/12/19. However, please note that we may interview and offer positions before this date, so early applications are advised.
Before applying for this position, please read all of the following information carefully.
Applications from EU citizens are extremely welcome, regardless of the ongoing uncertainty around Brexit. We highly value the multinational (pan-European and beyond) nature of our staff and intend to keep it this way irrespective of the Brexit outcome.
This is a permanent entry-level position aimed at economics graduates with a very good undergraduate degree (a Masters degree in economics is advantageous), based at our central London office.
The position offers an environment in which individuals can develop their potential to become professional economists. You will be expected to work effectively with your colleagues and our clients, using your knowledge of economics to address real world problems. You should have a strong understanding of economic theory (with examination results to demonstrate this) and a genuine interest in applying economics to real world situations.
You will contribute to our project and proposal work, working as part of a team on each assignment. Initially, the work you will undertake will involve activities such as literature reviews, information gathering, data manipulation and statistical analysis, econometrics, spreadsheet analysis, and report writing.
As you gain experience, you will be expected (and helped) to develop specialist expertise (e.g. in a particular practice area) and leadership skills and contribute further to the success and development of the business. In the longer term, our ambition is that individuals hired as Economic Analysts flourish as professional economists within the firm.
Required qualifications and experience
Applicants should be economics graduates with a very good undergraduate degree (at least a 2:1, usually a First). A Masters degree in economics is advantageous but not essential.
We aim to provide world-class economic analysis. Therefore, the people we recruit must be able to demonstrate a fundamental grasp of the principles of economics. All economists working for LE Europe must have knowledge of economics, statistics and econometrics and be prepared to learn from others in areas where they do not yet have the requisite skills or expertise. In addition, all candidates must be keen to learn the tools of the trade that allow us to implement world-class research (i.e. Stata and Excel), as well as the means of presenting this information (Word and Powerpoint)).
Essential skills and attributes:
- Very good undergraduate degree (at least a 2:1, usually a First) in economics, from a world-class higher education institution
- Advanced training in microeconomics and econometrics (ideally including cross-sectional and time series econometrics)
- Passion for economics and practical economic research
- High level of motivation, with an ability to work on your own initiative, as well as part of a project team
- Excellent quantitative skills (including data management, statistics and econometrics)
- Excellent writing and communications skills
- Fluency in English
- Masters degree in economics
- Knowledge of Stata, SAS (and other statistical/econometric packages) and MS Excel
- Previous experience (e.g. an internship) working as an economist in the private or public sector
- Knowledge of different languages
How to apply
To apply, please send your application by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting ‘LE-RECRUIT-Economic Analyst’.
When contacting us you should enclose:
- A cover letter indicating your economic interests and motivation for working at LE Europe.
- A curriculum vitae:
- Describing your academic background and grades;
- Describing your employment record;
- Giving the names of at least two referees; and
- Stating your nationality (in case we need to help with work permit applications).
If you are not an EU citizen, please also clearly state your visa situation and its duration.
About LE Europe
Like all consultancies, the main outputs of our work are the solutions to clients’ problems. What distinguishes us from other consultancies is that the way we do this is by using a particular set of economic and quantitative tools.
The other distinguishing feature of LE Europe is that we enjoy applying the latest advances in econometrics and economics for solving complex problems in the areas of industrial economics, financial economics and public policy. In addition, we are strongly committed to the principle of equal opportunity and we are proud of our multinational and multi-ethnic work environment.
The approach of LE Europe is the perfect blend between the intellectual stimulus of academia and the professional client-based approach of the leading management consultancies. This culture makes LE Europe a unique place to work. It is both fun and dynamic.
Our culture and the people who make up LE Europe determine our values. Simply put these are:
- Intellectual robustness: we are not interested in fads or fashions, only the right answer. This requires hard work.
- Honesty: if a client has a problem, or if we do not believe the client’s analysis we will tell them.
- Professionalism: good economics and lots of integrity only get you so far.
- Fun: consulting is hard. We put a lot of emphasis on making LE Europe an enjoyable place to work and the degree to which a project is interesting is an important factor in deciding whether we take the work.